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  1. Hi Ulsterman, Thanks for the info. This photo (and 3 others) were for sale on ebay.de http://www.ebay.de/itm/4-TOP-Fotos-Portrait-Generalmajor-von-Viebahn-Orden-Abzeichen-Privataufnahmen-/371238095990?pt=Militaria&hash=item566f83cc76 Regards, Matt.
  2. Hi all, Saw this pic being sold on ebay recently (as part of a photo album). I have a slightly better resolution image on my computer if anyone wants it. Regards, Matt.
  3. Hi ccj, I'm not sure because I don't know when the pic was taken. But it is a good possibility.
  4. Hi Daniel, Thanks a lot. Hi Paul, I think he is one of the von Viebahn clan, but I'm not sure which...
  5. Hello, I was wondering if anyone could identify the awards that are being displayed on this guys ribbon bar? Thanks & regards, Matt.
  6. Hi, I am trying to identify the precise location being photographed here, but unfortunately I'm having trouble reading the handwriting below the section marked 'nähere Bezeichnung'. Also, can someone tell me what the writing on the actual photo means - it looks like Neusser-Weg, Glücksburger-Weg, Plöner-Weg, etc. Does this make any sense??? Thanks! Matt.
  7. Hi Tony, Thanks for the links. I was aware of the first website, but the second one is new to me. It has some excellent maps for me to pour over in the next few days. Merry Christmas! Matt.
  8. Hi guys, Bernhard - thanks for the translation. It is possible that the place-names on the photo are pseudonyms. Tony - I believe this to be the plate (photo) number, 831. I don't know what aerodrome FFA 11 occupied on 30th March, but in mid-January 1916 they were in the Oise department of Picardy (Nothern France).
  9. Hi everyone, So there was this picture of a Hauptmann Wegener sold on ebay recently, and it was stated that he was in the Fliegertruppe. It is possible that this man was from FAR 39. Does anyone know more about his WW1 career? I can post the picture if you want Thanks in advance, Matt.
  10. Hi Mark, There is another photo (and some docs) here: https://www2.landesarchiv-bw.de/ofs21/olf/struktur.php?bestand=6597&baumSuche=Ch&standort=Chr
  11. Hello all, Just thought I'd share this image of Sperrle that was on ebay recently, along with what I believe to be his signature on a WW1 document.
  12. Good idea - have now added the doc to the database.
  13. Sperrle, Hugo

    Signature from his days as commander of Feldflieger Abteilung 60, 1916.
  14. Ok, here is my dilemma: I'm looking for the name of a commissioned soldier, photo states that he was born in 1885, was in GFR (I assume this is Garde-Füsilier-Regiment) in 1910, transferred to the Fliegertruppe in 1916, and was awarded both classes of the EK and well as the Zähringer-Löwen Kommandeur Klasse (not sure if 1st or 2nd class) with swords. Is there a roll of recipients for this award? If so, I am hoping that it can be cross-checked against the pre-war officers of this regiment. I know it's a long-shot, but I can see that there are some pretty nifty guys out there.... Thanks & regards, Matt.
  15. Hi guys, In that case it appears that he will remain unidentified for now. Thanks for all the help that you have given Regards, Matt
  16. Hi, Thanks for the clarification. Here is a close-up of the epaulette. Regards, Matt
  17. Hi Glenn, Ok here are the pics. He doesn't look like he's in his thirties... Actually his unit might be the Garde-Fussartillerie-Regiment?
  18. Great info and terrific photo - do you know the name of the soldier? I will post my pic in a few days...
  19. Hi all, A question popped into my head and I'm curious to see if anyone has done some research on this - what were amongst the rarest Imperial awards based on the number of recipients and/or the life-span of the decoration? I guess a good example would be the 'Wilhelm-Orden' or the 'Abzeichen für das militärische Gefolge König Wilhelms II von Württemberg'. If anyone has already crunched the numbers i'd be interested in seeing the results. Thanks, Matt.
  20. Hi guys, Thanks. I read somewhere that only 35 of these were awarded since its inception.
  21. Hi, Thanks for the info. I have seen a photo of it in wear, which I will post in a few days. Meanwhile I think the correct wording for this award should be 'Krieger-Ehrenzeichen in Eisen'.